You’re probably wondering “what guy” it is that you shouldn’t be? The following videos, captured from what archeologists will someday use to discern the true meaning of western culture, demonstrate what guy you should not be. Don’t be that guy that hands his girlfriend a .476 Heffalump Magnum, gives her little to no instruction, and then stands back and laughs as she inevitably gets whacked around. Even worse is when the girl commits a safety violation because her idiot boyfriend didn’t bother to explain fun things like muzzle control and trigger discipline.
For example, in the following video, some one has provided the young lady with a muzzleloader. A heavy muzzleloader. This same person also failed to inform said young lady that sometimes the lock time on a muzzleloader can be…delayed. As such, by the time the gun actually goes off, the muzzle is pointed into the dirt, and the shooter no longer has control of the weapon.
Our next subject provides someone with a short barreled .500 Magnum, and then is amused when the monster recoil and torque from the gun causes her to bean herself in the forehead with it.
Aaaaaanddd to wrap things up, the last item on our list involves a young lady, who thankfully is wearing ear and eye protection doing something rather unsafe. You’ll have to click on the link to watch this one, as embedding is disabled for this video.
Now, this is the part where I qualify my statements. I’m relatively certain that there are just as many incidents of men getting injured by firearms or acting unsafe, but for whatever reason most guys don’t record their friends getting injured and post them on the internet. I guess it’s only funny when it happens to a girl.
The moral of the story is as said above: don’t do that. It doesn’t just hurt your girlfriend or make you look like a jerk, but it hurts the shooting sports as well. Those videos are on the internet for anyone to find – say some young woman or man is interested in shooting and finds one of those. What impression is that going to leave him or her about our sport? Certainly not a good one. Whenever you post something gun related on the ‘net, whether you intend to be or not, you have made yourself an ambassador for all gun owners. You’re representing every single one of us with your moronic shenanigans, and as such making it harder for us to bring new shooters into the sport.